Nike has teamed up with EA sports to create a limited Mercurial Superfly cleat also know as soccer boots. The partnership celebrates the 24th instalment of EA’s FIFA 17 release. As noted by Nike, the EA Sports x Nike Mercurial boots come in a bright orange color and high-definition pattern graphics that seamlessly transition into a pixelated 16-bit design. The boots also EA Sports logo on the lace, heel, and logo, the Nike logo also gets a 16-bit pixelated treatment. If you happen to be on of the 1500 people to own one these soccer boots, it’s going to be hard to ignore the beautifully designed iridescent plate that completes the design
“This collaboration came together rather organically,” says Nathan Van Hook, Senior Design Director for Nike Football. “Our design team spends a lot of our free time playing football – both on the pitch and via video game – we’re pretty obsessed with both. We wanted to create something memorable that brings together the physical and virtual worlds.”
If you are not one of the lucky 1500 people to own a physical pair of the EA Sports x Nike Mercurial boots, you’ll get a chance to virtually unlock one on September 22 from the EA SPORTS Football Club Catalog (unlocked at level 7). The physical Mercurial x EA SPORTS boots will be available on September 26 from Nike Football App and Nike.com. Each boot is individually numbered on the heel.